Tuesday, October 19, 2010

West Virginia Senate Candidates Troofers

I like the lede, even though it's only half right:

Republican businessman John Raese pitched himself as a man of the right; Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin put himself forward as a man of the commonsense middle; Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson, the candidate of the state's Green Party affiliate, was a man of the left; and Constitution Party candidate Jeff Becker was a man of the loony bin.


And indeed, Becker exposes himself as a crackpot:

Becker's sole standout moment, other than his rambling opening statement about repealing the direct election of Senators, came when he was asked about his position on the war in Afghanistan.

Becker's long and off-topic answer had little to do with Afghanistan itself -- but was a long discussion of 9/11 Truther conspiracy theories, involving the alleged organized demolitions of the Twin Towers and the 7 World Trade Center building, the foreknowledge of this by the BBC, and the buildings' owners taking out special insurance policies for the contrived terrorist attack. "The only way for the official story to make sense is if the laws of physics had changed that day," said Becker.. "And I'm an engineer, I can tell you they did not."


But as it turns out, the "man of the left" is also a man of the nutbars:
Mountain Party nominee Jesse Johnson told The Associated Press that he is also not convinced that hijacked airliners caused the collapse of buildings at the World Trade Center.

Calling 9/11 a crime of the century, Johnson said it has never been investigated. He discounts the work of the bipartisan commission that issued a 585-page report on the attacks in 2004.

11 Comments:

At 19 October, 2010 08:05, Blogger Billman said...

Here's the kind of thing Cindy Sheenan should have been doing.

But oh well.

 
At 19 October, 2010 10:12, Blogger ConsDemo said...

Troy should be paying these clowns a visit.

 
At 19 October, 2010 10:35, Blogger snug.bug said...

I hope Troy does visit them. That should be good for a lot of laughs.

 
At 19 October, 2010 10:43, Blogger Ian G. said...

Even Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party here in New York isn't crazy/stupid enough to endorse 9/11 "truth".

 
At 19 October, 2010 10:43, Blogger Bill said...

"I am an engineer"

Any time they just say he or she is "an engineer" you can bet your bottom dollar that its completely irrelevant to buildings. And Becker doesn't disappoint being a manufacturing systems engineer. Might as well be an engineer on choo-choo.

 
At 19 October, 2010 10:45, Blogger Bill said...

"Johnson said it has never been investigated. He discounts the work of the bipartisan commission that issued a 585-page report on the attacks in 2004."

And is most likely equally ignorant when it comes to PENTBOM.

 
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At 23 October, 2010 21:59, Blogger SJCP said...

So merely saying that you don't agree with the official version, and believe in further investigation makes you a "crackpot"/"nutbar"?

It would take work to be stupider than the fucks running this blog, and the blog's devotees like "Bill".

I remember disagreeing respectfully here once and I got cussed out, told to die by the blog's regulars. Honestly, you guys look like morons. Redneck, flagwaver pieces of shit.

 
At 24 October, 2010 00:41, Blogger GuitarBill said...

SJCP wrote, "...I remember disagreeing respectfully here once and I got cussed out, told to die by the blog's regulars."

Bullshit.

Care to substantiate that allegation?

A simple link to the offending commentary will suffice.

 
At 24 October, 2010 14:56, Blogger avicenne said...

"So merely saying that you don't agree with the official version, and believe in further investigation makes you a "crackpot"/"nutbar"?"

If the disbelief is based on the Gulf of Tonkin/Pearl Harbor/nanothermite/Operation Northwoods/the ravings of David Ray Griffin/mysterious alleged 'anomalies' or any of the rest of the insane pointless bullshit gossip masquerading as evidence, then the answer is yes.

 
At 25 October, 2010 16:03, Blogger Triterope said...

If the disbelief is based on the Gulf of Tonkin/Pearl Harbor/nanothermite/Operation Northwoods/the ravings of David Ray Griffin/mysterious alleged 'anomalies' or any of the rest of the insane pointless bullshit gossip masquerading as evidence, then the answer is yes.

Yeah, well, that's the problem... what else is there?

There aren't any reasons to "question the official story" that aren't insane and/or stupid.

Therefore the answer to SJCP's question is, simply, yes: believing there is a need for "new investigation" makes you a crackpot/nutbar. The basic facts of the day have been comprehensively established.

 

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